Jim Salicrup

Jim Salicrup (/ˈsælɪkrʌp/; born May 29, 1957)[1] is an American comic book editor, known for his tenures at Marvel Comics and Topps Comics. At Marvel, where he worked for twenty years, he edited books such as The Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, Avengers and various Spider-Man titles. At Topps, he edited books such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, X-Files and Zorro.

Jim Salicrup
BornJames Alexander Salicrup
(1957-05-29) May 29, 1957 (age 64)
Area(s)Editor, Writer
Notable works
Uncanny X-Men
Marvel Age
The Amazing Spider-Man

He later worked at Stan Lee Media, before becoming editor-in-chief at Papercutz, which publishes Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys. He is also a trustee at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.


Salicrup began his comics career at Marvel Comics when he was 15, having written to Roy Thomas offering to be "a Marvel slave"; Thomas and Sol Brodsky hired him to be a messenger transporting original art to the offices of the Comics Code Authority for approval.[2] He subsequently worked his way up to editor.[3] A Marvel employee for twenty years, he edited The Avengers,[4] The Uncanny X-Men,[5] and The Fantastic Four.[6] In 1987, Salicrup became the editor of The Amazing Spider-Man[7] and oversaw the "Kraven's Last Hunt" storyline. He is credited with coming up with the idea of running "Kraven's Last Hunt" as a crossover through all the Spider-Man titles.[8] He followed this by hiring Todd McFarlane to draw the title. The popularity of McFarlane's work led to the launch of another Spider-Man title, Spider-Man, which Salicrup edited as well.[9] Salicrup was the editor of Marvel Age magazine for eight years. He wrote Transformers, Sledge Hammer!, The A-Team, The Amazing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk toilet paper,[10][11]

In 1992, Salicrup became the editor-in-chief of Topps Comics, where he edited Bram Stoker's Dracula, X-Files, The Lone Ranger and Tonto, Zorro, Lady Rawhide, a line of Jack Kirby superhero titles, Ray Bradbury Comics, and more.

At Stan Lee Media, Salicrup served as senior writer/editor, as well as the writer and voice of "Stan Lee's Evil Clone".[12]

Salicrup is the editor-in-chief at Papercutz, publishers of Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Tales From The Crypt, Totally Spies!, and Zorro graphic novels.

He is a trustee at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA).[citation needed]

Appearances in mediaEdit

Salicrup at a book signing for Dean Haspiel at Midtown Comics Grand Central in Manhattan, September 15, 2010

The name "Salicrup" was used as a unit of measuring time in DC Comics' R.E.B.E.L.S. issue #8, November 2009.

Personal lifeEdit

Salicrup lives in Manhattan's East Village, not far from the site of the 2015 East Village gas explosion.[13]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "I Was Stan Lee's Evil Clone", by Jim Salicrup, at BuzzScope; published June 23, 2005; retrieved September 26, 2018, via archive.org
  3. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph (February 23, 2008). "Jim Salicrup still draws inspiration from comics" The Washington Times. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  4. ^ Avengers #176-221 (October 1978 - July 1982). Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ X-Men #132-138 (April - October 1980). Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ Fantastic Four #218-250 (May 1980 - January 1983). Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #284-345 (January 1987 - March 1991). Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ Johnson, Dan (August 2009). "In Our Sights: Kraven's Last Hunt". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (35): 8.
  9. ^ Spider-Man #1-14 (August 1990 - September 1991). Marvel Comics.
  10. ^ Lamar, Cyriaque (June 23, 2010). "This Hulk toilet paper comic is the apex of bathroom reading". io9. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013. In 1979, Oh Dawn! Inc. released "The Amazing Spider-Man & the Incredible Hulk" in "The Gamma Gambit," a short comic printed entirely on toilet tissue.
  11. ^ "Reasons to Travel Back in Time to the '70s: Marvel Comics Toilet Paper". ComicsAlliance. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ Stan Lee Returns Archived June 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Salicrup, Jim (March 26, 2015). "For concerned friends trying to reach me...". Facebook.

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